Government Employee salary in California

Average salary
$70,500/yr
Based on 1,337 income tax records
$32,500
$148,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$32,500
$148,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Government Employees make?
The average total salary for a Government Employee is $70,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,337 TurboTax users who reported their job as Government Employee and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Government Employee salary can vary between $32,500 to $148,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Government Employee salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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San Francisco, CA
40 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$74K – $130K
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San Jose, CA
18 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$62K – $123K
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Chula Vista, CA
26 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$58K – $115K
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Rocklin, CA
12 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$67K – $129K
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Oakland, CA
24 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$65K – $99K
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Ridgecrest, CA
11 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$71K – $101K
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Roseville, CA
16 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$67K – $86K
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San Diego, CA
72 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$60K – $101K
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Oxnard, CA
14 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$62K – $91K
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Long Beach, CA
12 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$62K – $88K
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El Cajon, CA
12 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$59K – $105K
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Vacaville, CA
10 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$67K – $86K
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Elk Grove, CA
23 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$62K – $80K
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West Sacramento, CA
13 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$56K – $99K
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Riverside, CA
14 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$54K – $83K
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Los Angeles, CA
36 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$54K – $82K
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Sacramento, CA
161 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$50K – $78K
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Rancho Cordova, CA
14 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$58K – $65K
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Fresno, CA
14 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$38K – $52K

Government Employee salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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National Finance Center, California
159 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$68K – $118K
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Department Of The Interior, California
52 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$60K – $101K
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City And County Of San Francisco, California
34 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$71K – $107K
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US Department Of Defense, California
234 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$59K – $99K
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Los Angeles County, California
48 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$55K – $81K
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City Of Los Angeles, California
32 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$60K – $93K
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State Of California, California
273 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$51K – $77K
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City Of San Diego, California
11 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$55K – $79K
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County Of San Diego, California
22 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$50K – $72K
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USPS, California
12 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$52K – $62K
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County Of Orange California, California
15 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$39K – $66K
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San Bernardino County, California
10 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$44K – $71K
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Sacramento County, California
20 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$47K – $68K
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Riverside County, California
13 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$44K – $61K

Government Employee demographics in California

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54% are single
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46% are married
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43% have kids
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54% own a home

Government Employee salaries by age in California

$0
$20,500
$41,000
$61,500
$82,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Government Employees in California

1,337 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a government employee in California is $70,500 per year. Government employee salaries in California can vary between $32,500 to $148,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,337 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as government employee.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for government employees in California: National Finance Center ($96,000 a year), Department of The Interior ($84,500 a year), and City and County of San Francisco ($78,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for government employees in California: San Francisco, CA ($102,000 a year), San Jose, CA ($99,000 a year), and Chula Vista, CA ($93,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.